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College athletes should be paid for talents

Players would be able to provide money for families from the hard work they put in

Commentary by J.P. Hajjar

A highly discussed topic today in the world of athletics is whether or not collegiate athletes should be paid for their participation in their respective sports.

Every year, Brophy graduates become part of this discussion as they join college teams.

For the hard work and dedication they put into their sport, they should be paid money.

Many explanations for why this is a good idea all begin with where the money they receive will go.

For those athletes who struggle with financial necessities and issues, this is very beneficial for them.

They will be able to provide the money they receive to help their families better their economic status.

Also, many of these athletes have been working to become the best they can be every day, day in and day out.

On the other hand, some people believe that these athletes are already receiving scholarship money therefore they should not be paid.

If they receive money for what they do, I believe they will continue to stay in school longer than just being “one and done” players who are searching for that money to help their families in the first place and enter a draft as soon as possible.

This also helps better their education and knowledge by getting them to stay in school for a longer period of time and allows them to receive degrees as well as have money to begin businesses or continue their careers in the future.

These athletes commit their time outside of the classroom to what is practically a job that they are looking to pursue after college as well.

Lastly, for the reason that these athletes work anywhere between two to six hours a day in their sport, there is no reason for them to continue paying money for these workouts, practices, lifts, meals, etc. without receiving a reward for what they do.

All the reward has to be is a decent amount of money for them to stay healthy and not have to worry about their economic stance or family problems.

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